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Council calls for Expressions of Interest for Advisory Committee reps

28 July 2020

There are many channels for community members to have a voice on Council matters, and Southern Downs Regional Council is now calling for Expressions of Interest from interested persons to become community representatives on three of Council’s Advisory Committees.

The role of the Advisory Committees is to provide input and advice to Council on specific topics or the strategic management of a facility on an ongoing basis.

Following a recent review of its Advisory Committees, Expressions of Interest are now open for these committees:

·         Shaping Southern Downs Advisory Committee

·         Pest Management Advisory Committee

·         Warwick Saleyards Advisory Committee

Southern Downs Mayor Vic Pennisi encouraged community members to consider how they could contribute to the committees and play a role in steering the region’s future.

“We are keen to tap into those minds that have the expertise, experience and ideas to work productively with Council and our Advisory Committees,” Mayor Pennisi said.

“It is important that we have a diverse representation from the region and we also want to see a show of hands from the younger people in our community.

“This presents an excellent opportunity for community members to be involved in the region’s future in a meaningful way by contributing their expertise and experience to the Advisory Committees.”

A number of community and industry representative positions are being sought by Council for each committee. 

·         Pest Management Advisory Committee is seeking one community representative with experience and interest in invasive pest management.

·         Warwick Saleyards Advisory Committee is seeking four representatives; one from each of the following industries – cattle, sheep, livestock agents and livestock transport.

·         Shaping Southern Downs Advisory Committee is seeking three community representatives from towns or villages that do not yet have an urban design framework (UDF). UDFs are currently in place for Leyburn, Maryvale and Wallangarra and will be developed for Pratten and Dalveen in 2020/2021.

Applicants should ideally have skills and knowledge that relate to the committee they are interested in representing.

Selection criteria vary for each committee and applicants will need to refer to the relevant terms of reference which outline the purpose, scope, membership and tenure. Council’s Advisory Committee Policy and Terms and Reference documents are available from Council’s website

Expressions of Interest close on 5pm, 28 August 2020.

For further information, visit Council’s website which will provide Council Officer contact details for each Council Advisory Committee or contact Council on 1300 MY SDRC (1300 697 372).

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